Irish travel tech companies urged to strengthen links with the UK




Irish travel technology companies are being urged to focus on the UK market by Enterprise Ireland, a government funded organisation to help develop trade relations.

It forecast that travel IT expenditure in the UK will represent £1.3 billion in 2011, which will outstrip the average IT spend for the first time since 2008.

According to its estimates, travel companies will spend 6.7% more on technology this year, compared to 6.4% for all UK enterprises.

At a dinner earlier this month, hosted by His Excellency Mr Bobby McDonagh, the Irish Ambassador to the UK, many of the UK"s leading travel companies had an opportunity to meet with Irish technology companies.

Amongst the UK companies were Low Cost group, TUI, P and P Associates, Virgin Atlantic, Hertz, Easy Jet, Gatwick Airport and BMI.

The Ambassador spoke warmly of the close and special relationship between the UK and the Irish (but disappointed many in the audience when he confessed his allegiance to Tottenham Hotspurs FC).

The evening ended with introductions to the technology companies present from the Emerald Isle, which included CarTrawler, Direct Ski, Monex, Open Jaw and Surf Box.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011



Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:






Email other comments made to this story
Code Request a new picture 5 characters



NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Its WTM next week...is it still as relevant as it was ten years ago ?
YES 25.64 %
NO 74.36 %

Thank you for your vote



Get Adobe Flash player
LATEST MOLES' GALLERIES
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sponsored features

The results are in: eco-certification delivers better business for hoteliers

Once again world-class research shows eco-certified hotels are proven to operate more efficiently and attract guests who help them save money and the environment.

Our Green Globe members have for many years reported efficiency gains in resources, particularly energy and water, from 5% to 20% per year. 

For more information about Green Globe and its certification standard and independent audits visit www.greenglobe.com